Breed in Africa, central and southern Europe, and southern and eastern Asia, the purple heron is a wide-ranging species of wading bird in the heron family of Ardeidae. They are colonial breeders and build a bulky nest out of dead reeds or sticks close to the water edge, mostly among reeds or in dense vegetation. While visiting Muhuri Dam back in December, 2008, I spotted and photographed this purple heron, which was about to take off.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | February 06
Award Score: 68 (Value 12.5, Clarity 13, Composition 17, Style 12.5, Skill 13)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Wildlife Photography
Photograph Location: Muhuri Dam, Feni, Chittagong Division, Bangladesh
Photographer: Saniar Rahman Rahul (Dhaka, Bangladesh) Registered
Saniar Rahman Rahul was the first winner for ‘Photo of the Month Award’ in June 2010. He was fascinated by seeing his father taking pictures with a camera while his family was in Iraq during his childhood. Later in life, in 1997, while he became very much attached with his profession of ‘graphic design’, Rahul rediscovered the creative side of photography. He started his career as a professional graphic designer in October of 1995, in a pre-press house called Color Scan, which is one of the pioneers in the pre-process printing media in Bangladesh. Afterwards, he moved to Power Point, another pre-press house. Before he finally settled into advertising, he also worked in an IT company called Abtab IT. Moving to advertising from printing media was a big step for him. In 2005, he joined G3, a special wing of Gray Worldwide. Two years later, he moved to Paper Rhyme. Now he is working as the Art Director of Grey World Wide, one of the ten largest advertising agencies in the world.